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Colin Read


About Colin

Colin is a partner who specialises in a wide range of insurance and reinsurance issues facing UK and international clients.

Colin has extensive experience of risk management and compliance issues both as external counsel and acting as in-house senior legal counsel at a major general insurer.  He is regularly instructed to advise Insurance Sector clients on FOS and PRA/FCA regulatory issues and speaks frequently on the subject of regulatory disputes facing financial services businesses.  This advisory/regulatory practice includes acting for reinsurer clients (in the UK as well as other jurisdictions such as Bermuda and the US) on corporate transactions.

Colin has extensive dispute resolution experience advising insured and insurer clients alike on D&O, construction and engineering, energy and liability policies (public and professional indemnity). Working closely with Pinsent Masons’ market-leading practice, Colin also supports insurers and insureds in the management of health and safety risks.  Colin became a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) in 2005.  Colin has been recognised by Legal 500 for his knowledge of insurance issues arising in the nuclear industry and regularly lectures on the subject as a member of Pinsent Masons' pre-eminent nuclear sector team.


BA(Hons) - Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge